- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “will” and “peace.”
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Wilfrid also was one of the saintly architects of the period.English Villages
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Marcia meanwhile had gone to the station to meet Sir Wilfrid Bury.
Sir Wilfrid, however, followed Lady Coryston into the drawing-room.
The car drew up at the steps, and Marcia and Sir Wilfrid awaited it.
Sir Wilfrid caught the speaker by the arm, but was impatiently shaken off.
- Saint. 634–709 ad, English churchman; bishop of York (?663–?703). At the Synod of Whitby (664) he argued successfully that Celtic practices should be replaced by Roman ones in the English Church. Feast day: Oct 12
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